Bruno Monguzzi is a Swiss graphic designer, typographer and educator.
After learning graphic design at the Ecole des Arts Deco in Geneva, he moved to London where he studied Psychology of perception (Gestalt psychology) as well as typography and photography at Saint Martin's School of Art. In 1961 he joined the most famous design and advertising agency of Italy, the Studio Boggeri in Milan. There he found a way to create more expressive solutions to the Swiss International Style in his posters.
In 1965, he moved to Montreal, Canada, to designs pavilions for the Expo 67.
In the 70s, he opened his own Studio in Tessin, Switzerland. Monguzzi prefers artisanal skills, working with his hands rather than to use computers. He uses traditional tools, like pens and scissors. Therefore his works have strong tactile qualities.
Monguzzi made significant projects in his career such as the visual identity of the Musée d'Orsay in Paris (1983) and posters for the Museo Cantonale d'Arte in Lugano (1987-2004).
He was awarded among others the Premio Bodoni Prize in 1971, the Gold Medal at the International Poster Triennial in Toyama, Japan as well as the distinction Honorary Royal Designer for Industry by the Royal Society of Arts, London.
He is a member of the Alliance Graphique Internationale (AGI).
His work is worldwide recognised and has been exhibited at the Centre Pompidou and the Musée de l'affiche in Paris, at the Stedelijkmuseums in Amsterdam and at the MOMA in New York.